or T.L.C., t.l.c.


tender loving care. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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abbreviation for

informal tender loving care
thin-layer chromatography
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Word Origin and History for tlc

by 1953 as an abbreviation of tender loving care.

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tlc in Medicine



thin-layer chromatography
total lung capacity
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